Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Release Day Review: Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole

The guys from Eagle Securities are back for the final instalment of the Love Over Duty series and the focus is on Cabe Moss. All novels are standalone although there's a connecting plot thread which ties them together. I've read the previous novels and recommend them as highly as this one.

FBI Agent Amy Murray is newly transferred to San Diego, after leaving her post in Atlanta under a cloud. She's eager to shake off the past and prove her worth and when she's asked to go undercover for an assignment, she knows this is the opportunity she's waited for. However, she didn't expect to fall under the spell of Cabe Moss who is part of the operation. He's someone who respects her competence for the role she must play and somehow he steals her heart too.

Working an assignment alongside 'G-men' isn't an ideal situation, so Cabe Moss is pleasantly surprised when he meets Agent Murray. He's impressed with her professionalism and skills to undertake her assigned undercover role...she's a distraction he didn't account for particularly when it stirs up mixed emotions of desire and guilt.

Exciting and fast-paced, the sizzling chemistry sparking between the protagonists adds to the thrilling suspense as the Eagle Security guys embark on a new mission; bringing closure to them all for varying reasons. For Cabe, he finally finds peace with a tragic event in his past and allows himself to open his heart again. Meanwhile, Amy finally shakes off the discriminations which have blighted her career so far and finally proves her worth.

I particularly like the balance of the writing with more emphasis on the suspense rather than the romance. Yes, we are very aware of the difficulties the protagonists are facing relating to the balance between their work and the sexual tension which sparks between them. However, the action takes precedence. In addition, the camaraderie between the Cabe, Six and Mac is second to none; they've known each other since kindergarten and particularly enjoyed the scenes where the three of them exchange lively banter.

If you're looking for an exceptional romantic suspense series to read, Love Over Duty series is definitely worth reading. As a fan of Scarlett Cole's writing, I'm tentatively waiting for her next book release.

***arc generously received courtesy of St Martin's Paperbacks via NetGalley***


Ex-Navy SEAL Cabe Moss always comes when called to duty—at all costs. Even though the death of his fiancĂ©e nearly destroyed him, Cabe won’t let his past interfere with any work that has to get done. When his latest task pushes him to team up with FBI Agent Amy Murray, a fierce beauty with the undercover skills to match, Cabe must admit that, for the first time in years, he wants to do more than just complete their mission together…

Amy was born ready for this assignment, but working side-by-side with the the strong, silent, and frustratingly professional Cabe seems to be the biggest challenge of all. But when the sparks begin to fly—and the stakes rise to dangerous heights—the only thing Amy is left worrying about is how she can resist him. Their lives may be in danger, but their hearts hold the biggest risk of all… 

"Cole is a genius." –USA Today
“Sizzling chemistry...” –Book Riot on Final Siege
Final Siege offers romantic suspense readers everything that they could want.”  –RT Book Reviews
“After devouring this fast-paced thriller and cheering on Mac and Delaney, readers will be eager for other members of the team to find their matches too.” Publishers Weekly on Final Siege
“A wonderful example of what a romantic suspense novel should be." BookPage